Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Jackson has arrived!

Jackson was born tonight sometime around 7:30. I don't have a lot of details, but will continue to update as info comes in and definitely will have more tomorrow when we are up at the hospital. Jackson appears to be in pretty severe respiratory distress right now and the doctors have indicated they are struggling to stabilize him. They are going to continue trying to stabilize Jackson for a while and then assess if ECMO is the right path to take.
We just received the first picture of Baby Jackson:


The family is struggling to take it all in right now and are terrified. We anticipated Jackson might be critical early on and it looks like that is the case. Please pray for this family who is searching for answers and trying to make sense of the current situation and strategy and please pray for Jackson to fight like mad to stabilize.

I will update as I get more information tonight or in the morning.

Shawn

28 comments:

  1. If I could send all the right words, I would. I am praying very hard and struggle with how unfair this all is. ....I certainly hope that the morning brings better news. Chanda

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  2. Rob, Candice, Jackson and the Beal fam- Many prayers for baby Jackson! I know that CDH is an awful thing to go through and as you begin your journey my advice is to remember that the docs are not in control of everything, God is good, and babies are fighters! Little Jackson is a fighter. Many prayers for stabilization adn that mom and dad are able to "relax" as best as possible.

    Ash

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  3. I found your blog several weeks ago, as our family is also beginning this CDH journey. We are praying for you all -- for healing for Jackson and peace for you both. -Susie

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  4. Praying hard for Jackson and family!

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  5. Happy Birthday Jackson! Many prayers are coming your way from NC.

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  6. I am praying for Baby Jackson to stabilize. CDH is a cruel monster, but one that can be overcome. He is a fighter, just give him a little time, he'll amaze you!

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  7. we are praying for you Jackson. Fight!
    love from Cali

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  8. I'm back now that the picture has been added to say he's adorable!
    ~Kellie

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  9. I pray for your baby boy! I've been following your journey thus far, and will continue until he comes home!

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  10. from another CDH mom, Zachary lcdh oct 26 2007, i wanted to let you know were praying for you and will continue to do so. keep faith, stay strong. God Bless!! he is adorable by the way:)

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  11. He is adorable Candice. I am praying for him and for you and Rob. We just have to keep believing in God that Baby Jackson is going to be fine. I also pray for strength for you and Rob to go through this. Your family has a lot of prayers going up and God is listening to each and every one of them. I was not going to bed until I knew what was going on. Keep your head up sweetie---God is in control.
    Wish I was there to give you a big hug right now but just know you are in my heart.
    Love ya

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  12. Praying for you and your family, and especially Baby Jackson! May he have the strength to overcome all that is ahead, and you and your family also...God Bless...we'll be following along and praying for you all every step of the way...

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  13. such a big boy! :) so cute! We are praying for him !!

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  14. congratulations!
    praying super hard for baby Jackson. hope he was stablized and that his CDH journey can be as smooth as possible.
    Joanne and John Michael R-CDH 3/11/07

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  15. Praying for Baby Jackson, Candice and Rob.

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  16. I have been praying for Baby Jackson and your family throughout the night. As a CDH Mom, I understand the overwhelming fears and anxieties you are facing at this moment. I am praying that the Lord will give you the strength and courage you need for this trial in you life. I will continue to pray for Jackson and will enjoy seeing him overcome this hurdle.

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  17. Candice, Rob and Baby Jackson,

    We are praying for you and your beautiful family. May God wrap his arms around you and give you strength.

    Love,
    Kamryn's Austie J and Uncle Terry

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  18. May God keep you in His hands little one.

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  19. Praying for God's blessing on your family.

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  20. Welcome to the world! Sorry your start is rough little Jackson! We will continue to pray for all of you!
    God bless!
    Love,
    Sheryl

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  21. Welcome sweet baby boy! Wow, such a big boy! Praying that baby Jackson can beat CDH and that all goes smoothly. Praying for mommy and daddy also- Remember God is Good!

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  22. Congratulations on the birth of Jackson..he is beautiful. Praying for strength for your little boy and may doctors have him stabilized this morning. Cherish every moment with your little boy.

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  23. Been thinking of you all day. Brings back tears just remembering all that we went through when we were in your shoes. May God's peace cover you today and give you the right decisions at the right times.

    Julie Tuley (RCDH-Jacob)

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  24. I just saw the prayer request on Gumdrop's blog for little Jackson- we will be praying!

    Sarah, Mommy to Noah, RCDH now 2 yrs old

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  25. Praying for you every day and thinking of you every second. With Love and hugs to your beautiful family and wonderful little baby Jackson.

    All our love

    Beth, Mike and Baby James xxxx

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  26. We've been thinking about you since we came across your blog. We also have a CDH baby on the way. Many prayers go out to Baby Jackson as well as you and your family.
    - Chelsea & Robert

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  27. your little one is in our prayers

    Alison and seth 4/20/07 lcdh

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